Olympic clean up in Kingswood
Published by jessica.britton for Merlin Housing Society in Housing
Andrea Reid with (from left to right) Christian (10), Nethan (8) and her daughter Leah (9)
Children and young people took to the streets armed with black bags and litter pickers to clean up the Kingsmeadow estate in Kingswood. And after all their hard work they were treated to an Olympic themed sports event.
The event was organised by the Kingsmeadow Community and funded by Merlin Housing Society, Guinness and Knightstone Housing Association. The society also worked with South Gloucestershire Council’s Street Care team to clear fly-tipped items and Merlin funded four skips set up for local residents to dispose of unwanted items on the day.
Merlin’s Housing Officer for the area, Zalika Fanty said: “The day was a great success. The children had a great time both at the sports event and picking the litter.
“The skips were well used by local residents and when we left, the area looked spotless. It was great to see the community come together and take pride in the area. Everyone involved deserves a pat on the back.”
This event is part of a series of neighbourhood Community Action Days that Merlin run every year. These events are designed to give people an opportunity to get involved in their local community and improve local neighbourhoods.